Call for Chapters        Big Data Applications for Improving Library Services

Full Chapters Due: April 6, 2020
Submission Date: June 22, 2020


Big data now a days is used in every field for quality improvement, problem solving and real time recommendation. Libraries are handling huge data like online literature, databases, data sets, archives and many offering various web-based services,. Use of Big Data for giving up to date and innovative real time services to library users are new challenges libraries are facing. It is possible for all modern libraries to apply Big Data in their libraries and improve their services.
This book covers different areas of libraries where Big Data can be applied. It will also cover unique topics like different services libraries can start using Big Data, challenges and issues, case studies, Big Data Analytics, data collection techniques and many more.


Libraries now a days are providing various web based services, social media, internet and library staff are more acquainted with latest technologies. While delivering new innovative services Big Data will play important role now a days. This book will give overall idea about Big Data concept and its application in libraries. It will help all library professionals, students and stakeholders to take the libraries at higher level.

Target Audience

Library professionals, LIS student, academic Institutes, IT professionals, Big Data professionals and researchers are main target audience for this book. This book will also be useful to any layman who is looking for basic idea of Big Data and concept of implementing big data in day to day life.

Recommended Topics

Recommended Topics are as below but not restricted to the same

Big Data Concept
Big Data Analytics
Application of Big Data in Libraries
Issues and Challenges
Case Studies
Data Collection techniques
Library Services where Big Data can be applied
Innovations and models

Submission Procedure

Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 6, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Big Data Applications for Improving Library Services. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.


Important Dates

Full chapter submission: April 6, 2020
Reviews due to authors: May 11, 2020
Revisions due from authors: June 8, 2020
Final materials due to IGI Global: June 22, 2020


Sangeeta N Dhamdhere, PhD,
Librarian/Associate Professor
Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune - 411016
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